Dr. Mike Haynie serves as the Vice Chancellor of Syracuse University’s Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, and also the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship.
As Vice Chancellor, Dr. Haynie leads a broad portfolio of responsibility centers and innovation initiatives, including the University’s robust portfolio of entrepreneurship and innovation programs, as well as defense- and veteran-connected programs and initiatives across the Institution.
In 2013, Dr. Haynie was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the Chairman of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Federal Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment and Training. In 2015, the White House asked Haynie to serve again, this time as the vice chairman of a newly created Presidential Task Force, chartered to set the course for long-term reform at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
In 2011, Haynie founded Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF), the nation’s first interdisciplinary institute created to inform and advance the policy, economic, and wellness concerns of the America’s veterans and families. Today IVMF programs serve over 25,000 veterans annually, and the Institute is widely acknowledged as the nation’s leading academic voice related to issues impacting veterans and military-connected families.